A HostGator Product Owner works closely with development, UX, product marketing, and stakeholders to define requirements and release products that deliver unprecedented value to our customers and align to our business strategy.
As a Product Owner your duties will include: Maintaining and own a strong and aligned product backlog by assessing value. Prioritizing user stories and associated backlog items to ensure maximum value is delivered. Leading the scrum team by providing a clear product vision and direction, while engaging with key stakeholders through delivery and requirements gathering.. Ensuring the product backlog is maintained and offers the scrum team an adequate amount of clear defined work. Developing stories through the elaboration of meaningful use cases and strong acceptance criteria. Working closely with Product Management to create and maintain a strong product backlog based on business objectives and key results. Being the go-to person to mitigate impediments that could impact the SCRUM team, and consequently delivering value. Becoming a market expert and helping to position Hostgator’s product offerings to continuously grow market share and strive against competitors. Managing cross-team communication to resolve customer issues and escalating to the appropriate stakeholders as needed. Collecting customer inputs from existing channels Being committed to a culture of continuous improvement Using a general understanding of the product strategy to define and prioritize requirements for a product release or roadmap Writing straightforward product requirements for individual features and supporting a development team in implementation Making quality an integral part of your work, driving SCRUM teams to embrace and commiting on delivering more and better products Participating in design reviews, product reviews, usability testing and customer meetings with some supervision
A successful Product Owner will: Exhibit a core set of skills in independently discovering customer needs and defining, documenting and communicating individual requirements and backlog items. Have some understanding of underlying technologies and technical implications of functional requirements. Have a good knowledge of the market HostGator operates in Be steeped in who our customers are, their needs and goals, and think of customers first when making product plans Welcome suggestions from others as appropriate. Experience with SaaS billing and or financing systems is a plus. Proven experience in SCRUM agile methodologies, 3+ years Experience / exposure to UX, dual track is a plus